‘Submarining’ Is The New Dating Trend You Need To Watch Out For

Submarining is the new dating trend to watch out for (Shutterstock)

2017 has been a year of weird, wonderful and down-right awful dating trends — we’ve had ghosting, breadcrumbing and even Draking, but now we’ve got another innocent-sounding label to add to the list: submarining.

It’s something most of us will have experienced throughout our dating lives, whether it’s someone you’ve just started seeing or a fling from our past. So, how do you know if you’re being submarined? It all starts with ghosting, when someone you’re seeing suddenly stops replying to your messages and seemingly disappears all together.

Then, said person reappears out of the blue like nothing’s ever happened — just like a submarine popping its head up out of the water after spending weeks hidden from view in the depths of the ocean. And it’s happening to a lot of people already.

It’s all getting very confusing.

Who knows, maybe torpedoing is next?

So now we have a name for this disappearing/reappearing act, what should you do if it happens to you? Our advice: ask them where they’ve been and why they’re now walking back into your life unannounced. Getting to the bottom of things might help you work out whether they’re worth more late night WhatsApp sessions or not.

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